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Mar 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
, is mitt romney's iron grip on the nomination slipping away? >>> soaring. stocks post their biggest gains of the year. what's behind the good times on wall street and how long will they last? >>> and slapped down. nicollette sheridan's battery complaint against the creator of kwoez desperate dismissed. is the rest of her case in kwoez desperate dismissed. is the rest of her case in jeopardy today, march 14, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. it was a big night for rick santorum and the twin wins in the deep south appeared to bolster his claim that he's the preferred choice among the most conservative republicans, matt. >> let's look at the results. rick santorum took 35% of the vote in alabama finishing ahead of newt gingrich and mitt romney. they each picked up 29%. the contest in mississippi was closer. look at the numbers there. 33% for santorum. 31% for gingrich and 30% for romney. romney did pick up a win in the caucuses in hawaii overnight. what does it say about his
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Mar 11, 2012 8:00am EDT
primaries in alabama, and mississippi. >> and this comes as rick santorum and mitt romney score election victories on saturday. but two states contest could be make or break for newt gingrich. we're live from the campaign trail. >> then japan, one year later. we remember the horrific images from japan after it was struck by the earthquake and then the tsunami. today much of that country is reflecting on the past year. coming up we'll look at how people are trying to get their lives and businesses back to normal. >>> plus, whatever happened to madeleine mccann? she was almost 4 years old when she disappeared five years ago. and now, investigators in portugal and scotland are taking a new look at her case file. we'll find out why. >> and there's something about harry from brazil's beaches, to slums, prince harry is a huge hit as he shows off his playful side. coming up why some royal watchers are calling his trip unprecedented. >> more smiles from him than i've seen in a long time. so we're going to start though with some breaking news out of afghanistan. a u.s. soldier has been t
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Mar 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
comes as rick santorum and mitt romney score elections on tuesday but tuesday's contest could be make or break for newt gingrich. >>> japan one year later. we remember the horrific images from japan after it was struck by the earthquake and tsunami. that country is reflecting on the past year. we'll look at how people are trying to goat their lives and businesses back to normal. >>> whatever happened to madeline mccann. now investigators in portugal and britain are taking a new look at her case file. >>> there's something about harry from the beaches to the slums. coming up, why some royal watchers are calling his trip unprecedenteded. >> more smiles from him than i've seen from a long time. >>> breaking news out of afghanistan. a u.s. soldier has been taken into custody into southern afghanistan. good morning. >> reporter: gmg, jenna. nato is calling the incident regrettable. they say a u.s. member left kandahar province and shot at civilia civilians. they say he went into the homes, shooting at men, women and children. they're saying at least 15 people have been killed or wounded. a
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Mar 6, 2012 7:00am EST
the most important test for mitt romney and rick santorum is ohio where they are in a virtual dead heat in the polls. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail ahead. >> also, jury selection is set to begin today in a drunk driving case that made headlines in part over an unusual move by the defendant. a florida millionaire allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into a young man. the driver died. to protect his wealth the accused has adopted his own girlfriend. we'll have more on that. >> also this morning, more sponsors have pulled out of rush limbaugh's radio show following his choice words for a georgetown law student. how much damage has he done to himself? we'll ask today's professionals about that and more this morning. we begin with a super tuesday contest across this country. peter alexander is in the key battleground state of ohio. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, ann. good morning to you. it's finally here and voting is officially under way this super tuesday. it's the biggest day of the primary season. the four republican presidential candidates head four differ
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Mar 7, 2012 7:00am EST
morning. close call. nbc news declares mitt romney is apparent winner in ohio in super tuesday's most important and tightest race. romney picking up a total of six states, three for rick santorum, one for newt gingrich. and they all say the race will go on. >>> father's day. the dad who took aim at his daughter's laptop after she trashed him on facebook. what does he say about the controversy he started? does he have regrets and have they worked things out? this morning they are speaking out for the first time. >>> and lucky to be alive. the mom who shield eed her children from a tornado as it ripped through their home. why she says the outcome is happy. why she says the outcome is happy. wednesday, march 7, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on what is a big political morning, a wednesday morning on "today." i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. oh, what a night. we knew the key primary to watch, ohio, would be close. but it wasn't called for mitt romney until well after midnight on the east coast. >> let's get you caught up this morn
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Mar 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
after the hour. here's ann. >> all right, matt, thank you. >>> here at home, mitt romney scored a sizable victory in the gop presidential contest in illinois. he won 47% of the vote to 35% for rick santorum, 9% for ron paul, and 8% for newt gingrich. so where does the race go from here? we've got david gregory, the moderator of "meet the press," joining us this morning. hey, david, good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> so a sizable win. a decisive win for mitt romney. so the question of the morning is, was it big enough for mitt romney to finally now be called the presumptive nominee? >> well, the only asterisk here is that he's not uniting the party. he's not breaking in to the demographic that rick santorum still has, and that is the heart and soul of the party. more religious voters, working-class voters. aspects of the republican base that has continued to stay away from mitt romney. but romney, you got to give it to him, he's won everywhere that he's had to win. just in the industrial midwest here of late. in michigan, in ohio, now in illinois. rick santorum has not won some
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Mar 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
gop front-runner mitt romney. he picked up a key endorsement but a gaffe from a top aid he's having a tough time shaking. peter alexander joins us with more on this. good morning. >> good morning. this is the distraction campaigns hate. they hounded him as a flip-fl flip-flopper, changing his opinions depending on the audience. this morning, romney is on the defensive once again. romney will reintroduce himself to voters ahead of the general election comparing it to the unforgettable red toy, the etch-a-sketch. who knew that classic toy could cause a presidential candidate so much trouble. >> 100 times on an etch-a-sketch. i'm sorry. >> i think it's a great idea piers. we'll have them do that tomorrow. >> reporter: the latest stumble sparked by his veteran senior adviser responding to questions about whether romney could change to appeal to more moderate general election voters. >> he hit a reset button. it's like an etch-a-sketch, shake it up and start over again. >> reporter: if only those words could disappear. gingrich and santorum picked up on that. >> if we are dumb enough to no
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Mar 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney, rick santorum and newt gingrich are locked in close races in each of those states. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign. he's in kirkwood, missouri. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. local polls have shown all three candidates leading in recent weeks in those states, alabama and mississippi. mitt romney's advisers admit they are in for a tough fight. they claim second place is success as long as they pick up delegates. so newt gingrich and rick santorum are looking for wins hoping to rearrange this race. ♪ >> reporter: with the candidates looking to lock up every last vote, the knmusic has a souther flavor. and the rhetoric resembles an old fashioned southern food fight. >> i can see these are the best country-style ribs i have ever had. >> this morning i had grits and i thought it was a normal thing to do. >> i had catfish for the second time. delicious. >> reporter: for the deep south this is a rare responsibility. usually alabama and mississippi's primaries are too late to matter. but if you listen to rick santorum, 2012 is different. >> t
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Mar 25, 2012 8:00am EDT
didn't put a huge dent into mitt romney's delegate lead, but does it give him a meaningful momentum moving forward? >> wins matter, and that's how santorum is arguing it. he's got to go to wisconsin and do something he hasn't done before, and that's play outside of his base. he's got to get beyond evangelical christians, very conservative members of the republican party, and begin to mount the kind of challenge against romney that says to not just the romney campaign, but to other republicans, that he is a real threat to have his own route to the nomination. i think people are beginning to think that all he can do is block romney from the nomination, but even there, you've seen a closing of ranks around romney this week that i thought was significant. >> all right, david gregory. david, thank you so much. >> thanks, jenna. >> now let's get more of the morning headlines from darlene rodriguez at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, lester, good morning, jenna. good morning, everyone. >>> there is new information today on army staff sergeant robert bales' alleged killing spre
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Mar 8, 2012 9:00am EST
-man race between rick santorum and mitt romney? we'll get word on that. and mcdonald's is doing a media makeover for happy meals. will it make a difference? and is it a good idea to get back together with an ex? >> and spring is in the air, flowers in bloom. it can't all be a bed of roses if you suffer from allergies. itchy, watery eyes, nose problems. with we'll have strategies for you if you are already suffering. could be one of the worst allergy seasons on record. >> starting already for a lot of people. >> really. that's not great news. also, we have curves in all the right places. i'm not looking at you for any particular reason. >> you're looking at my nose which is the only place to look. >> we're going to see great chic looks for spring. >> great. lots to get to. let's go inside. natalie is at the news desk with a look at the headlines. hi, natalie. >> good morning, everyone. the largest solar storm in five years arrived here on earth today where it's set to zing the utility grids, gps services, satellite networks and other communications. solar storms pose no threat to h
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Mar 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
a battle of math versus momentum with mitt romney and rick santorum fighting for every delegate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> hi, lester. >> puerto rico holds its primary today. santorum and romney both battled hard. 20 delegates. are we getting to a point now here we are in mid march, this race still competitive at a point where we're questioning whether either of these men could get the, what is it 1140 more delegates by the end? >> i think the unfortunate part for governor romney is that he is trying to make this only a math contest. but he doesn't have kind of the fundamental strength within the party yet to focus exclusively on math. i think he's still sort of trying to win the argument and to win the heart and souls of the core of the republican party. that's a different situation from four years ago, in the alabama/clinton race. and i think he's got to very quickly get to a point where he can put away the competition with some of these bigger states, looking ahead to illinois and then wisconsin so that he can begin to consolidate
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Mar 4, 2012 8:00am EST
state. mitt romney comes out on top. what kind of boost does that give him going into super tuesday? >> you know the momentum of win after win after win. what he hasn't done in the race so far is build on victory. he had michigan and arizona this past week, he goes in to super tuesday with a string of victories. he wants to not just be the front-runner, i think he wants to really solidify himself as the presumptive nominee. that's the opportunity tuesday represents. >> we all know ohio is the big prize, 63 delegates. you're going to unveil some new poll numbers this morning that takes a look at what gop voters in that state feel, in this case, about whether or not they're satisfied with the field. right? >> yeah, that's right. and there's still a high level of dissatisfaction if you look at the numbers. with the field. and that's something that mitt romney has got to deal with. 46% saying they'd like to see somebody else run. i don't think that's going to happen at this point. so, mitt romney's got to find a way to translate that sentiment into some ability to have the party coalesc
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Mar 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney hopes for a decisive win to clear up his path to the gop nomination. but will a strong showing by rick santorum mean the race will go all the way to the convention? >>> and growing pains. kirk cameron responds to the uproar caused by his recent comments that homosexuality is detrimental and ultimately destructive. and he's here to address his critics "today," tuesday, march and he's here to address his critics "today," tuesday, march 20th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. it was back on february 26th that 17-year-old trayvon martin was shot and killed down in florida. and after weeks of outrage and protests, the feds are now involved. >> that's right. and the justice department says it will now perform an independent review of the evidence tied to the shooting in a gated community, and also take appropriate action. that investigation was announced last night just hours after several rallies to demand the shooter's arrest. we're going to get more on this brewing controversy
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Mar 10, 2012 8:00am EST
person's going to make. >> my sweetheart, ann romney. >> reporter: mitt romney talked about his wife's compelling personal story. >> she has the kind of character that is quintessentially the american character. >> reporter: there is no standard spouse play book but there is one bit of accepted wisdom, no co-candidates. >> we saw hillary clinton chase at being the loving wife, staring adoringly at her husband but didn't see herself as a subordinate, she saw herself as a partner and that didn't go over well with everybody. >> the next president of the united states, newt gingrich. >> reporter: calista gingrich campaigns tirelessly with husband newt, projecting stability but the image may have drawbacks. >> a double-edged sword. she's on the campaign trail a lot with gingrich standing by his side because he is on his third marriage. >> reporter: there's also the power of incumbency. >> thank you, everyone. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama remains popular. she's actively fund-raising and her children's health initial it, let's move takes her to swing states like yesterday in new ham
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Mar 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney is hot on the campaign trail after an overwhelming win in puerto rico's primary. he's now looking ahead to this week's contests in illinois and louisiana. nbc's peter alexander is in chicago with the latest. peter, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. most importantly for the romney campaign, by winning a majority of the votes there in puerto rico, he also gets all 20 of the delegates there. and here in illinois, romney over the last several days has been appealing to middle-class women. those folks us from traited by rising gas prices. romney's been focusing specifically on more moderate republicans in and around the chicago area that represents about three quarters of the republican electorate here. his rival rick santorum focusing his attention on social conservatives in the southern part of the state. he was in louisiana over the weekend, framing his campaign in religious terms. he said one of the great blessings i've had in every political campaign is people underestimate me. he said, people underestimate w
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Mar 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
. this is not a scene that mitt romney has seen. it was more like a carnival than a get out and vote rally. this was a political rally with the governor of puerto rico, fortuno. there was music, dancing, a high energetic, passionate crowd. there was a lot of hugging and kissing. ann said to the crowd, you show us how to party. mitt romney said he cared for them as americans. meanwhile rick santorum will be in missouri and illinois. missouri today and illinois on tuesday, but santorum was here earlier in the week and he caused a firestorm of controversy before he left, leaving in his wake concerns among some of his supporters that said if puerto rico wanted to become the 51st state in the u.s., english would have to be the primary language. that upset folks. he tried to backpedal. he tried to say english should be the preferred english, not the official language. it's not clear how badly this could haunltd him. it's about two-thirds catholic and one-thirds evangelical. >> and, peter, we know these primaries now are all about the map. what impact does puerto rico have when it comes to
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Mar 3, 2012 5:00am PST
pitch this week. both santorum and romney came out and spoke out against limbaugh's tactics, but is this something the republican party needs to deal with right now? >> yeah. they're going to have to deal with it, one, because they have really made rush limbaugh such a great part of the conservative movement. they've called him a great leader of the conservative movement. they had him as an honorary member of kochlk you can't have him as a major spokesman in your movement and then he says something as offensive and ma as this. then he's not even apologized. he's doubled down on this and has gone through a three-day tirade against this young lady that is offensive to everybody. >> well, then we have senator olympia snow from maine. she's a moderate republican. she says she's not going to seek a re-election due to what she calls a, quote, dysfunction and political modernization. >> that's become the question. the fact that you have people like senator snowe leading, the fact that you have this debate around contraception. we're not talking jobs now in the republican primary. super tue
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Mar 2, 2012 7:00am EST
, mitt romney fumbled, first saying he opposed the senate bill. >> i'm not for the bill. >> reporter: later corrected himself to say he supports it. rick santorum pounced. >> after his consultants talked to him he came back, oh, i didn't understand the question. >> reporter: reacting to limbaugh's fury some conservatives said he was crude but they agree with the larger point. >> it's absurd to suggest that birth control should be a free product provided by taxpayers for all women no matter what their income. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: democrats in the obama administration say by providing that kind of service through insurance at no cost it reduces health care costs over time and republicans are telling me they will not let this go. they plan to bring up the issue of religious freedom and not have the government force employers to do something again. expect this to bubble up one more time. matt? >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill for us. thank you very much. sandra is with us now exclusively. good morning. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. i used to be one of those people ou
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Mar 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
accident. the bus was transporting children to a local charter school at the time. >>> mitt romney is rising in a few alabama polls with just one day before the republican primaries in that state and in mississippi. rick santorum won saturday's kansas kcaucuses but romney picked up the most delegates overall this weekend. violence along the israeli/gaza border is on the rise after israel's killing of a top palestinian militant sparked the worst fire in months. 21 people have been killed by israeli air strikes in the hamas ruled territory of gaza. one million israeli civilians near the border are on high alert for increased rocket fire. a 19-year-old student is in police custody this morning charged with threatening a massive shooting rampage at the university of maryland campus. police say alexander song posted online that he would, quote, kill enough people to make it to national news and warn people to stay away from the mall. song was unarmed when he was arrested sunday. >>> madam toussaud wax museum is defending a display of ann frank. some call it inappropriate. the figure along
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Mar 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
gingrich, pushing one-time front-runner mitt romney to third place. romney did have two smaller victories to celebrate this morning. he won the contests in american samoa and hawaii. leon panetta is in afghanistan today. the visit was planned months ago but has taken on new significance just days after a u.s. soldier allegedly went on a shooting rampage, killing 16 afghan civilians. meantime afghan officials say they have surveillance video of the lone soldier surrendering, proof he acted alone. >>> an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 is jolted the tokyo area this morning. it came hours after a stronger magnitude 6.8 quake in northern japan in an area still recovering from the massive earthquake and tsunami a year ago. there were no reports of injuries or significant damage from either of today's quakes. >>> a bus carrying belgian students home from a swiss skiing holiday crashed overnight, killing at least 28 people including 22 kids. 24 other children were injured. police say they are investigating what caused the bus to veer directly into a tunnel wall. testimony is now und
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Mar 10, 2012 7:00am EST
decisions a person's going to make. >> my sweetheart, anne romney. she has the kind of character that is quintessentially the american character. >> reporter: there is no spouse playbook but one acceptable wisdom, no co-candidacy. >> we sometimes saw hillary s cha changing. >> the next president of the united states, newt gingrich. >> reporter: protecting stabltd but that image may have drawbacks. >> this is a double-edged sword. i think she is out on the campaign trail a lot with gingrich, standing by his side because he is on his third marriage. >> reporter: there's also the power of income bancy. first lady michelle obama remains popular. she's now actively fund-raising and her children's health initiative "let's move" takes her too swing states like yesterday to new hampshire, giving her and the president positive reviews. perhaps most important a spouse provides a reality check for candidates surrounded by supporters and staff. >> there's no alternative agenda or hidden agenda with a spouse. >> reporter: for "today," mike viqueira, nbc news, washington. >>> let's get a check of the
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Mar 9, 2012 7:00am EST
, good morning to you. this is the deep south, a place that mitt romney is not expected to do well. it should be friendly territory for republicans. they have had the home field advantage for years. he described it yesterday admitting it feels like an away game. his opponents who have strong appeal among evangelical christians and folks who describe themselves as conservative are looking to capitalize. mitt romney wasn't born on a bayou but in mississippi thursday night he introduced himself as an adopted son of the south. accepting the endorsement of the state's governor phil bryant. >> he's turning me into an unofficial southerner. i say y'all and i like grits. strange things are happening. >> he has blue jeans on. he likes grits. i like a man holding a baby. >> reporter: not just one, but three. here in the deep south, rick santorum is fighting a two-front war, trying to knock out newt gingrich while he chases romney whose advisers insisted the delegate math showed the former massachusetts governor has a nearly insurmountable lead. >> governor romney is out there trying to spin this
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Mar 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> in the news, we start with politics. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is hoping another high profile endorsement today helps give him the momentum to clinch his party's nomination. nbc news has learned that house budget committee chairman paul ryan will give romney his endorsement today. on thursday, former president george h.w. bush gave romney his endorsement as well. and in an unusual development for a campaign trail, romney acknowledged that he has been in regular communication with his opponent newt gingrich, and that they even meet from time to time. >>> house republicans are weighing a new law that allows terror suspects to be detained indefinitely without a trial. under the law, even u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism could be seized within u.s. borders. the republican majority on the house armed services committee is now working to revive that indefinite detention provision to provide more oversight. >>> the electronics retail giant best buy is slashing 800 million in costs, closing 50 of its big box stores here in the u.s., and cutting 400 corporate j
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Mar 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
investigate. go >> an easy win overnight for mitt romney at the illinois republican presidential primary. romney took 47% of the vote to rival rick santorum's 35%. now santorum is looking ahead to saturday's louisiana primary hoping to raise his delegate count by picking up some southern states. >>> extremely dangerous flash floods this morning in louisiana, eastern texas, after widespread heavy rain and more downpours are on the way. flash flood warnings also in effect for parts of arkansas, missouri, mississippi, and eastern oklahoma. >>> a series of new studies suggest that aspirin may have surprising benefits in both preventing and treating cancer. researchers found that a daily dose of aspirin can reduce cancer risk along with deaths and the spread of cancer especially in patients with colon cancer. the research is published in the medical journal "the lancet." >>> prince william returns to the uk this morning after completing his royal air force duties in the falkland islands. nbc's michelle kosinski is at buckingham palace with the very latest. michelle, good morning. >> h
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Mar 31, 2012 5:00am PDT
state in the general election. it's part of the cluster of states. now, for mitt romney, that error of inevitability is starting to hang around him. he focused his speech primarily on president obama and his failures as he calls it with china in particular. he did not even mention rick santorum, his chief competitor. so as the polls show him up now, the late polling 5 to 10 points here in wisconsin, a lot of folks are going to thing it's all but inevitable that he'll win the nomination, get the 1,144 delegates that he needs to secure the nomination. now, as for rick santorum, he's got giving up. he's campaigning hard across wisconsin. spent the better part crisscrossing. he's got 11 victims but he's not one in the industrial heartland having lost to ohio and michigan earlier. so he very much wants to win wisconsin come tuesday. now, newt gingrich, his campaign is continuing limp on after he reduced his staff. he is also going to be here with newt gingrich -- with newt gingrich, mitt romney later this morning at the faith and freedom coalition forum and later tonight as well. back to yo
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Mar 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
it's virtually impossible for anyone but mitt romney to win enough delegates to get the nomination at this point. so by saying we need to unify quickly, we need to get this show on the road, are you not inferring that maybe we need to rally around mitt romney? >> no. what i'm saying is that there are more elections coming up yet in the primaries. and it could be that the voters will go to another candidate. if they do, we need to get behind that. but that's what i want my voice to be. i want to unify the party because i want to bring together the tea party, the evangelical, the mainstream and reach out to independents and disaffected democrats. that's what we have to do to be victorious. >> are you on the phone with any of these candidates, discussing, encouraging, discouraging, trying to get this party to coalesce? >> well, i like the candidates. i've known them. we were in 15 debates to the and i do talk to them. and i have not gone in any of the camps. i really think the people need to have their say. and so what i want people to know is i'm the only presidential candidate who h
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Mar 5, 2012 7:00am EST
39 deaths in five states. >>> super show down. mitt romney and rick santorum set toattle it out in ten states on tuesday and a new poll shows the most important prize up for grabs is still too close to call. >>> and good time prince. prince harry shows off dance moves in the caribbean. the latest on his royal tour moves in the caribbean. the latest on his royal tour today, monday, march 5 a, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. you're looking at a scene in henryville, indiana, where a blanket of snow now covers the damage from friday's deadly tornado over there. >> two inches fell overnight. it doesn't sound like a lot but it could weigh down damaged structures making the work for cleanup crews more dangerous. the tornado in henryville was the largest of as many as 79 twisters that hit the region on friday and saturday. meanwhile, the death toll rose on sunday when a 15-month-old girl who was found in a field after a tornado destroyed her home and killed her family was taken o
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Mar 9, 2012 9:00am EST
week's primaries in alabama and mississippi. mitt romney called himself an adopted son of the south thursday as he accepted the endorsement of the mississippi governor, but rick santorum and newt gingrich are counting on strong showings with support from southern conservatives and evangelical christian voters. after a long week of work and getting the kids off to school who doesn't need to let out a little frustration? now apparently there is an anger room. it's a business near dallas where for as little as $25 you can suit up and smash away all that pent up aggression. for an extra fee they will make the anger room look like your office. something wrong with that. we'll turn it back to al for a check of the weather. somebody's making a fast buck. >> thanks, natalie. let's show you what's going on for today. we have a frontal system from new england down to the south atlantic and into texas. it's bringing rain along this system. some of it's going to be heavy at times. unfortunately for our friends in texas it will sit there and rain. 50s and 60s down through the lower gulf. 70s and
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Mar 7, 2012 9:00am EST
. >> super tuesday failed to clinch the nomination for mitt romney but the former massachusetts governor managed to hang on to his front-runner status in the key state of ohio. he won six states while his top rival rick santorum took three. as expected newt gingrich won his home state of georgia while ron paul spends the day without a single victory. >>> tech fanatics are buzzing ahead of a major apple event many believe could be ahead of a third generation ipad. it could be faster and have a sharper screen display. according to intercepted manufacturing orders, some blogs say it won't be calle the ipad3 but rather the ipad-hd. >>> there is reassuring news for women who take estrogen after menopause to relieve hot flashes and other symptoms. many women who had hysterectomies. previous studies suggested a link between estrogen and breast cancer. >>> a new theory suggest it is moon played a role in the sinking of the titanic a century ago. a team at texas state university says the moon came closer to the earth in early 1912 than it had in 1400 years. that could have produced high tides cau
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Mar 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney is scheduled to campaign today. mitt reports campaign money troubles and newt gingrich focusing on tuesday's illinois prima primary. >>> women in arizona may have to prove they are using birth control for medical reasons and not for contraception in order to receive reimbursements from their work place health insurance. this according to a bill nearing passage in the state's legislature. the bill allows all employers are not just religious institutions to opt out of providing coverage for birth control. the american civil liberties union is battling the bill saying it would make it easier for women to be fired for using birth control for con contraception and would force women to reveal sensitive medical information to employers. a small plane crash in western north carolina has killed all five people on board the private plane with attempting to land at an airport there when the plane's wing tip struck the ground, causing it to flip and burst into flames. >>> comedian gallagher is in stable condition after collapsing at a comedy club in texas suffering a heart attack. he's best
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Mar 8, 2012 7:00am EST
breezy and mild. >>> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. mitt romney may be on the path to the gop presidential nomination but he'll face a tough challenge in two upcoming primaries in the deep south. this as rick santorum and newt gingrich fight to be what they say is the only true conservative left in the race. peter alexander is in boston this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's proven to be a beautiful, windy day in boston. mitt romney, after a quiet day in his home in boston, heads to the south to rejoin his republican rivals newt gingrich and rick santorum. it's a place where they are hoping to find strong support and where romney hopes to silence his critics. as the republican campaign returns to the deep south for next week's alabama and mississippi primaries, mitt romney's challengers are hoping for a little southern comfort. >> when we win this primary and the primary in mississippi, both next week, we will have once again -- i think for the ninth time -- reset this primary race. >> if we win mississippi, this wil
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Mar 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
billion. if finalized, it would be the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise. >>> and mitt romney stopped by "the tonight show" where he gave jay leno a peek at his potential running mate. >> i can do you a favor with this. i'll choose david letterman. >> there you go. there you go. >> but the republican front-runner played it straight for most of the night. in a video one of his aide's posted on twitter, romney admitted he is rarely funny on purpose. >>> now it's 7:16. now back to ann, matt, and maria. >> thank you, natalie. >>> we have maria larosea in for al this morning. and i hope it's going to be a pretty day today. >> i'm willing it to feel like spring in a lot of places. in the west, a bit of a mess. a number of winter advisories, storm warnings as well. on top of that, the wind too. rain will be heavy at times from san francisco and on to seattle. mountain snow as well. possibility of strong thunderstorms in and around the kansas city area, into the ohio valley. otherwise, sunshine continues in the southeast. that's a look at >>> good morning to you. well, north of the go
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Mar 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney would serve as a reminder that he suffers especially in the south. and former governor jon corzine may have been telling lies about the financial collapse of mf global. there was a lease of damage e-mail on friday, stating that he never used brokerage funds to save the company. >>> a discarded chunk of a rocket missed the space station today but it came close enough to force six astronauts including two merchs to get into escape rockets in case they had to come back to earth. >>> well, if you like us, you should put a tiny collar on it. a pint-sized puppy named beyonce is surviving. at almost two weeks a s old, sh the size of an iphone. >>> finally, this toddler is a real little dancing machine. he gets his inspiration from his parents. they're dancers. he took the floor and wowed everyone with his version of the jive done to elvis presley's jailhouse rock. the dance studio posted it on youtube. it took off. so far 2.7 million people have seen it and like a true performer, he took a bow. that's the news. back to lester, amy, and bill. >> it could simply mean he needed to ha
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Mar 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney gaining ground with conservative voters ahead of tomorrow's primaries in alabama and mississippi. the polls show the races are too close to call. this morning rick santorum speaks out. >>> and one wild crowd. one direction is burning up the charts and selling out concerts all over the world. their fans are packing rockefeller plaza to see them perform live today, monday, rockefeller plaza to see them perform live today, monday, march 12, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. one direction's debut album is called "up all night" and a lot of people have been here all night to get up close and personal with music's newest phenomenon. they started lining up before 10:00 yesterday morning. they are enthusiastic. >> many are young ladies and a lot of them have no idea who we are. when we step out there it will be interesting to find that out. we are going to change subjects and talk about something parents will tell you isn't easy -- traveling with kids. one couple
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